Tuesday, October 11

Facts about Candy Corn

Candy Corn

Have you ever eaten or seen candy corn before? Candy corn is a triangle-shaped candy that usually has three colors: white, orange, and yellow. The white color is on the tip. The orange color is in the center. The yellow color is on the bottom. The colors represent corn on the cob or the colors of fall. The candy is similar to a piece (kernel) of corn. Did you know that Candy corn was made in the 1880s? Read on to find out more relaxed, quick facts about candy corn.


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Candy Corn

Quick facts about Candy corn:

1. George Renninger is said to have invented Candy corn in the 1880s. He worked for the Philip Wunderle Candy Company as a candy maker.

2. In the 1890s, Goelitz Confectionery Company started making and selling Candy corn. The Goelitz Confectionery Company is the reason that Candy corn is so popular. They started selling Candy corn under the name Chicken Feed.

3. The Goelitz Confectionery Company is now called the Jelly Belly Candy Company.

4. Candy corn was made by hand when it started selling because no machines in the 1880s made it.

5. Candy corn is a fall/autumn candy. It is said to be a Halloween favorite. Some candy companies make different colored candy corn for various holidays throughout the year. 

6. About 35 million pounds of Candy corn is sold each year. That is a lot of candy corn (chicken feed)!

7. Candy corn has been around for over one hundred and thirty (130) years.

8. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!



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Books about Candy corn:

1. Look! It's the Candycorn by Danielle McLean

2. The Candy Corn Cookbook by Laura Sommers

3. Count Candy Corn by Ruth L. Brügger

4. Kitten in the Candy Corn by Ben M. Baglio

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


Short story alert:

Once upon a time, there was a kid who really loved to eat candy corn. He looked forward to Halloween because he knew he would get his favorite candy. In fact, he loved candy corn so much that he decided to dress up as a piece of candy corn for Halloween. On Halloween night, his parents took him door to door to trick or treat. At each house, he would ask for candy corn. When they were finally done, the kid had so much candy corn that he had to wait to eat some until his parents checked every piece to make sure it was safe. By the time his parents finished checking the candy, the kid was sound asleep. When he woke up the next day, he was so happy and excited because he finally got to eat some of that candy corn. THE END.

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  1. Replies
    1. It seems as though you like candy corn! Thank you for reading.

  2. I like this story. It’s so cute. I can see that happening


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